CSD will work on Laguna Joaquin for three weeks

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District will be working for three weeks to remove vegetation and sediment at Laguna Joaquin, the lake just inside the North Gate. The project begins Monday with the drawdown of the lake’s water level and runs through Nov. 18. While the work is being done, the Laguna Joaquin fountains may be shut off, and pedestrian and vehicle access will be closed for safety reasons in the drainage inlet area near Lindero Drive because heavy equipment will be in use.

Excavation work is expected to begin around Nov. 7, after the drawdown is complete and the area is dry enough to allow CSD workers access to the inlet area. Rancho Murieta Association staff will have access to the association’s irrigation pumps for maintenance work at this time. Read more » about CSD will work on Laguna Joaquin for three weeks

Neighbors get demonstration of proposed solution for Lost Lake

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Fountain

It's not the Bellagio, but a test fountain in Lost Lake generated positive buzz Tuesday at a meeting about a plan to address the drainage basin's water quality problems.

A crowd of about 30 gathered at Lost Lake Tuesday evening to hear about a plan to improve conditions at the South drainage basin. Then they watched a test of hardware proposed to address the green scum on the water. Read more » about Neighbors get demonstration of proposed solution for Lost Lake

CSD gets $500,000 to develop RM's first drinking-water well

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District has received $500,000 in funding for the community's first drinking-water well, to help address water needs for development or drought. The well is part of a project being funded by the state Department of Water Resources. Read more » about CSD gets $500,000 to develop RM's first drinking-water well

CSD begins drinking-water study, takes steps to improve Lost Lake

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[Story published Sept. 23] The Rancho Murieta Community Services District board responded to residents’ concerns about several hot-button issues at Wednesday’s meeting. Directors approved a $45,000 study of drinking water lakes Calero, Chesbro and Clementia to address taste and odor complaints, earmarked up to $10,000 for water quality improvements at the drainage basin known as Lost Lake, and rescinded last year’s vote to cut down a tree that caused a sewer line blockage and spill.  Instead, a concrete collar will be installed around the manhole near the tree to prevent root intrusion. Read more » about CSD begins drinking-water study, takes steps to improve Lost Lake

Water complaints and Lost Lake are discussed at CSD committee

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Fixing Lost Lake may not be a lost cause. A $10,000 plan that proposes a solution to long-standing odor and algae problems at the drainage basin on the South gained support at the Community Services District's Improvements Committee and is headed to the CSD board for consideration. The committee also heard how the district is dealing with complaints about the community's drinking water. Read more » about Water complaints and Lost Lake are discussed at CSD committee

CSD will be cleaning weeds from Chesbro shore this weekend

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A contractor will be removing weeds and debris along the shore of Lake Chesbro this weekend, the Community Services District announced late Friday.  The CSD said the work is part of an effort to improve water quality and reduce taste and odor issues.  Time permitting, the contractor will move over to Lake Calero for similar work, the CSD said.

No water quality issues are expected to result from the work, the CSD's announcement said, but if you experience problems you're invited to let the CSD know at 354-CARE or http://www.rmcsd.com/contact.php.

Also, the Fishery Foundation will be modifying the north fish ladder at Granlees Dam.  Residents are asked to stay out of the area and particularly to stay off the dam face. Read more » about CSD will be cleaning weeds from Chesbro shore this weekend

Tips on saving water and keeping things green

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Lake Calero

Lake Calero was full when the diversion season ended in May. Since then, lake levels have been affected by the community's water use and by evaporation, as you can see by the falling level along the bank. The Community Services District estimates half of Rancho Murieta's water consumption goes to irrigate landscape.

A workshop designed to take the mystery out of irrigation timers, sprinkler heads and drip irrigation took place at the Community Services District Administration Building last week. The message was simple: You don't have to invest in a new landscape or irrigation system to save water and keep your yard healthy. Instead, existing systems can be made more efficient with inexpensive sprinkler heads, drip-irrigation conversion kits and a properly programmed timer. Read more » about Tips on saving water and keeping things green

Water line repaired on Rio Oso

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Repair

The Rancho Murieta Community Services District made a water line repair on Rio Oso Drive Wednesday morning. Vince Carrillo of Carrillo Enterprises excavated the four-foot hole and CSD employee Floyd McLaughlin repaired what Carrillo said was a cracked pipe. During the repair, water service to half a dozen homes was interrupted and traffic was reduced to one lane. On Tuesday, the CSD called in the earth-moving equipment for a sewer repair on nearby Cazador Drive, according to Carrillo. Read more » about Water line repaired on Rio Oso

CSD hopes to bank water underground to hedge against drought

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District is partnering in a project that would take Cosumnes River water and bank it underground to boost groundwater levels in the region and give Rancho Murieta another way to address a future drought or water shortage. Read more » about CSD hopes to bank water underground to hedge against drought

CSD approves plan to meet state mandate on water use

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District board focused on water issues at its meeting Wednesday and approved a plan to comply with a state mandate to reduce daily per-capita water consumption 20 percent by 2020. Read more » about CSD approves plan to meet state mandate on water use

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